Venkaiah Naidu calls for early conclusion of convention on terrorism

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Hyderabad, Sep 3 (IANS) India is keen to see the conclusion of convention on the suppression of international terrorism without further delay in view of the growing incidents of terrorism, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Addressing the 78th Session of International Institute of Law at NALSAR University of Law here, he noted that several conventions resulted from the efforts exerted under the auspices of the United Nations and the Indian proposal to conclude a comprehensive convention on suppression of international terrorism is now under consideration of the world body.

“India is keen to see the conclusion of this important convention in the near future without further delay in view of the growing incidents of international terrorism, which are threatening world peace,” he said.

Describing terrorism as the biggest danger to the world, the Vice President said that India has put considerable effort in fighting the menace.

Stating that the concept of the rule of law has been practiced in India from times immemorial, he said a ‘sloka’ in “Manu Smriti” sums up the basic Indian philosophy that the law will protect and defend those who protect and defend it.

Naidu said that India attaches huge importance to the implementation of international statutes and the rule of law and is a firm believer in promotion of peace and justice globally.

“It should be noted that India was among the countries which played a key role in the development of some of the important global conventions and also those formulated by the United Nations like the Law of Sea Convention,” he added.

He hoped that, holding of this 78th Session of International Institute of Law in India will create greater awareness on the importance of international law and inspire young lawyers and students to specialize in this subject.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, Telangana Law Minister Indrakaran Reddy, ANALSAR Vice-Chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa, and President of International Institute of Law Dr. P.S. Rao also spoke on the occasion.

–IANS

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